This small apartment, consisting of a living area, 2 bedrooms and a bathroom, has become an experimental space, uniting the North European context and the southern European roots of the owners. The apartment is made for an Italian couple living in London. Modern solutions with classic motifs of the Novecento Milanese and massive reliefs coexist with the design elements of the 80’s. The Venetian terrazzo is decorating not the floor, but the fabrics of the lounge chairs and the panels behind the headboard of the master bedroom. Metaphysical arches and large-caliber bas-relief (gypsum curtain) set the atmosphere of the Italian 30s with their large female sculpture wrapped in folded dresses. Another, mysterious, world is not only in the materials, but also in sensations. Mirror surfaces create the illusion of a second living room, separated by a curtain. The same method is used in the guest room.
Question, comparison, contrast, dualism? In any case, the combination of the two phenomena takes place in the palette. Northern dark colors and bright southern ones, wood and stone, linearity in metal details and a vibrating line of textiles, modernity and heritage.
The owners had their own Arflex, Pecorelle, designed by the designer Chini Boeri back in the 70’s. It was impossible to use them in the state in which they were. As a result, we re-upholstered them with a new, developed by us, fabric with marble terrazzo effect and made from sheep (the original name of the chairs – pecorelle) lambs with a character.